Engage & Create

Engage & Create

Web: http://www.engageandcreate.com
Email: rachel@engageandcreate.com
Call: 07980 872 558
Contact name: Rachel Mortimer
Locations: Falmer

Engage & Create are a social enterprise dedicated to transforming the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them through Ignite Sessions, training and consultancy.

Ignite Sessions are a tool for engaging people at all stages of dementia, using artworks from gallery and museum collections to spark discussion. These unique sessions offer people with dementia a social experience whatever stage they are at, where the focus is on response not remembering, and where they can be heard and understood. The versatility of Ignite Sessions mean they can be delivered in either a gallery for the more able, as a focus activity in a care home, and even one-to-one at the bedside in hospitals.

Engage & Create’s bespoke training includes The Pop Up Dementia Experience which offers insight into what it might be like to live with dementia, deepening understanding and giving practical ideas for effective communication. It breaks down the importance of every part of an Ignite Session and the facilitation technique, which is all helpful input into everyday communication and providing meaningful activity for people. The Pop Up Dementia experience can also be used as part of a general Dementia Awareness training that is useful for anyone regularly in contact with a person living with dementia be it in a professional, voluntary or personal capacity.